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Management of familial hypercholesterolemia during pregnancy: Case series and discussion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22264579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With an occurrence of approximately 1 in 500 individuals worldwide, the heterozygous form of familial hypercholesterolemia is not uncommon. With statins being contraindicated in pregnancy (Category X), the management of pregnant women who carry this diagnosis has not been clearly defined. This case series describes five pregnant women seen at the Emory Center for Heart Disease Prevention between 2004 and 2010 who carried this diagnosis, their treatment, and subsequent outcomes. The article concludes with treatment options for clinicians in dealing with such individuals.
Authors:
Danny J Eapen; Kiran Valiani; Shilpa Reddy; Laurence Sperling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical lipidology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1933-2874     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Lipidol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300157     Medline TA:  J Clin Lipidol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 514, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
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